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new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it.
18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write;
These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are 19 like unto burnished brass: I know thy works, and thy love and faith and ministry and patience, and that thy last works 20 are more than the first. But I have this against thee, that thou sufferest 1the woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess; and she teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication, and to eat 21 things sacrificed to idols. And
I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to 22 repent of her fornication. Behold, I do cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent 23 of 2 her works. And I will kill her children with 3 death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you 24 according to your works. But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, which know not the deep things of Satan, as they say; I cast upon 25 you none other burden. Howbeit that which ye have, hold 26 fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority 27 over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of 4iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father: 28 and I will give him the morn29 ing star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
And to the angel of the 3 church in Sardis write;
6 Gr. given.
These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead. Be thou watch- 2 ful, and stablish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have 5 found no works of thine fulfilled before my God. Remember therefore 3 how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. But thou hast a few 4 names in Sardis which did not defile their garments: and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. He that overcometh shall thus 5 be arrayed in white garments; and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an 6 ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
And to the angel of the 7 church in Philadelphia write;
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and none shall shut, and that shutteth, and none openeth: I know thy works 8 (behold, I have 6 set before thee a door opened, which none can shut), that thou hast a little power, and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name. Behold, I give of 9 the synagogue of Satan, of them which say they are Jews, and they are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou didst 10
keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of 1trial, that hour which is to come upon the whole 2 world, to try them that dwell 11 upon the earth. I come quick
Spirit saith to the churches.
ly: hold fast that which thou 1Or, temp- an ear, let him hear what the hast, that no tation one take thy 12 crown. He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the 4 temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, 13 and mine own new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him,
and he with me. He that 21
These things saith the Amen, 3 Or, tempt bow round about the throne, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation 15 of God: I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold 16 or hot. So because thou art
lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of 17 my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind 18 and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, 19 that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I reprove and chasten be zealous therefore, and 20 repent. Behold, I stand at
like an emerald to look upon. And round about the throne 4 were four and twenty thrones: and upon the thrones I saw four and twenty elders sitting, arrayed in white garments; and on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne 5 proceed lightnings and voices and thunders. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; and 6 before the throne, as it were a glassy sea like unto crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. And 7 the first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face as of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. And the 8 four living creatures, having each one of them six wings, are full of eyes round about and within: and they have no rest day and night, saying,
4 Or, sanc
5 Or, come
After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, a voice as of a trumpet speaking with me, one saying, Come up hither, and I will shew thee the things which must 5 come to pass hereafter. Straightway I was in the Spi- 2 rit: and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting upon the throne; and 3 he that sat was to look upon like a jasper stone and a sardius: and there was a rain
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, which was and which is and which is to 9 come. And when the living creatures shall give glory and
And when he had taken the 8 book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and
honour and thanks to him 1Or, which golden bowls full of incense,
that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth 2 for ever and 10 ever, the four and twenty eld
ers shall fall down before him that sitteth on the throne, and shall worship him that liveth 2 for ever and ever, and shall cast their crowns before the 11 throne, saying, Worthy art thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honour and the power: for thou didst create all things, and because of thy will they were, and were created.
And I saw 3in the right hand 3 Gr. on. of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, close sealed with se2 ven seals. And I saw a strong
which are the prayers of the
angel proclaiming with a great voice, Who is worthy to open 4 Some the book, and to loose the 3 seals thereof? And no one in the heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look 4 thereon. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or 5 to look thereon: and one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome, to open the book and the seven 6 seals thereof. And I saw in
unto the ages of the ages.
5 Gr. hath
ancient authorities add and see.
the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and 6 Some in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the 4 seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came, and he 5 taketh it out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne.
And I saw when the Lamb 6 opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come 6. And I saw, and behold, a 2 white horse, and he that sat thereon had a bow; and there was given unto him a crown:
and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.
1 Some ancient
3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, authori4 Come 1. And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take 2 peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great
And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come 1. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat thereon had a balance in his hand. 6 And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A 3 measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and the oil and the wine hurt thou not.
ties add and see.
And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the tes10 timony which they held: and
they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on 1f the earth? And there was given them to each one a white robe; and it was said unto them, that they should
2 Some ancient
authorities read the peace of the earth.
a small measure.
And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature xviii. 28. 8 saying, Come1. And I saw,
4 See marginal note on Matt.
and behold, a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death; and Hades followed 5 Or, pestiwith him. And there was giv-lence en unto them authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with 5 death, and by 6 Some the wild beasts of the earth.
ancient authorities read have fulfilled
rest yet for a little time, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, which should be killed even as they were, should 6 be fulfilled.
tribunes Gr. chiliarchs.
And I saw when he opened 12 the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; and the stars 13 of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casteth her unripe figs, when she is shaken of a great wind. And the hea- 14 ven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, 15 and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; and they 16 say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of their wrath 17 is come; and who is able to stand?
After this I saw four angels 7 standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree. And I saw another angel 2 ascend from the sunrising, having the seal of the living God and he cried with a great voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, 3 Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. And I heard the number of 4 them which were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thou
sand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel.
Of the tribe of Judah were
Of the tribe of Gad twelve
Of the tribe of Asher twelve
Of the tribe of Naphtali
Of the tribe of Manasseh
Of the tribe of Levi twelve
Of the tribe of Issachar
1 Gr. The
ed, saying unto me, These which are arrayed in the white robes, who are they, and
2 Gr. unto
whence came they? And I 14
4 Or, at
And when he opened the 8 seventh seal, there followed a Isilence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I 2 saw the seven angels which stand before God; and there were given unto them seven
9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation, and of all
tribes and peoples and tongues, 5 Gr. give. trumpets. standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their 10 hands; and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God which sitteth on the throne, and unto the 11 Lamb. And all the angels were
6 Or, for
standing round about the throne, and about the elders and the four living creatures; 7 Gr. hath and they fell before the throne taken. on their faces, and worshipped 12 God, saying, Amen: 1 Blessing,
and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our 8 Or, into God 2 for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answer
And another angel came and 3 stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should 5 add it unto the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, 4 6 with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel 5 7 taketh the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there followed thunders, and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels which 6 had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
And the first sounded, and 7